The Steel Dynamics plant, which is just 170 miles from the Tesla Giga Texas factory site, is due to launch in fall 2021. According to San Patricio County Judge David Krebs' statement to K3 News, the new plant will supply steel to build Cybertruck.
Steel Dynamics Inc. announced in November 2019 that it would invest up to $1.8 billion to build a plant in the southwestern United States. Sinton, which is located near Tesla's new plant in Texas, was chosen as the site for the construction. Steel Dynamics said the plant will be ready for commissioning by mid-2021, and will be designed to produce 3 million tonnes of steel per year.
Judge Krebs said the new Steel Dynamics plant will supply steel for the coveted electric pickup truck--Cybertruck. According to him, Tesla will use steel from Steel Dynamics and improve upon it with its own technology. “Now some of these other companies who work with STI will actually be taking STI's product and refining it a little bit better we're hearing that one of the companies that were pretty close to probably getting close is a company that's going to be taking STI steel redoing it and that steel will actually be going into the Tesla cars that they're moving in from California to manufacture here,” he said.
Tesla's and SpaceX's Alloy Teams have repeatedly created a variety of alloys that are ideally suited to their needs. During Battery Day, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his companies have created a variety of materials and alloys that were not available before.
Tesla Cybertruck is an unusual pickup truck. In addition to having incredible characteristics, it also has a unique design. Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from its ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla “armor glass.”
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